Wedding Venues


If you’ve got your “something borrowed” and “something blue” but are still struggling with your venue – read on! A great day starts with the location – so you need to get it right.

Fortunately, we’re here to help! Here we take a look at ten wedding venues in Alaska. This beautiful state offers a whole range of options to make your day special. So relax and take a look at where you could celebrate the first day of married life.

1. Alaska Heavenly Lodge ($$)

Alaska Heavenly Lodge Wedding Venues in Alaska

Style: Outdoor weddings

Overview: If you’re looking for a stunning location where your closest family can stay overnight, consider Heavenly Lodge.

Book this for your wedding and you’ll have the whole property to yourself. That includes 25 bedrooms for family and friends. Even better, the happy couple will get their own private suite, complete with hot tub and sauna.

Your wedding ceremony will take place outdoors in the manicured grounds, backed by snow-capped mountains. Sit-down meals are provided in a marquee or barn, and there’s plenty of flexibility when it comes to catering. Either make use of the in-house kitchen, or bring in your own caterers.

Tables, chairs and linens are included in the rental costs, so you won’t find your bill drifting ever upwards. And you’ll have the freedom to decorate as you wish.

Extra touches to keep your guests entertained include an outdoor fire pit, horseshoe pit, pool table and barbecue grills.

Go for: Exclusive use of the property with the freedom to give your wedding your own personal touch.


Address: 34950 Blakley Road, PO Box 634, Cooper Landing, Alaska 99572
Guest capacity: 100

2. Alaska Sunset View Resort ($-$$$)

Sunset View Resort Wedding Venues in Alaska

Style: Lakeside resort

Overview: This beautiful lakeside resort offers a range of wedding packages for all budgets.

Choose to hire the lawn only for leisurely all-day use. It includes a gazebo and pavilion, as well as tables and chairs for up to 150 guests. (You can hire more for an extra charge).

At the other end of the price spectrum is the “platinum package”. This includes exclusive use of the resort and two nights’ accommodation for up to 38 overnight guests. Your party will have full use of the house and grounds, making this a more intimate set-up than a hotel.

You will still need to pay for your catering separately, however, making this a pricey option.

There are two banqueting halls, offering something for larger and smaller receptions. Outside, an acre of grounds includes a landscaped lawn, patio, waterfall and pond, offering lots of photogenic locations. And against it all is the stunning backdrop of the lake and Denali, North America’s highest mountain.

Go for: Bring your guests together for an extended party, making the most of the spectacular views.


Address: 5322 S Big Lake Road, Wasilla, AK 99654
Guest capacity: 150-250

3. Hope Alaska’s Bear Creek Lodge ($$)

Bear Creek Lodge Wedding Venues in Alaska

Style: Small-town rustic charm

Overview: If you thought it wasn’t possible to have an outdoor winter wedding in Alaska, think again! Bear Creek Lodge is experienced in doing just that – and the views you’ll get are hard to beat.

The lodge sits alongside Bear Creek, and couples can exchange their vows on the banks. In winter, the river freezes, so you can say “I do” on the ice. And if the heavens open – never fear. Over a hundred white umbrellas are on hand to be borrowed by guests.

There are eight log cabins to accommodate close friends and family. Each has a log burner and is decorated in rustic style. Cabin rentals are included in the cost of the wedding package.

Your catering and bar will be handled by the venue’s restaurant, The Dirty Skillet. Furniture, tents and accessories, an altar and arch are all available, but you’ll need to rent them separately.

The venue can recommend local DJs, photographers, florists and officiants. In every case, you’ll be free to choose something that suits you best.

Go for:  Pretend you’re in Narnia with a winter wedding on a frozen creek.


Address: 19702 Hope Hwy, Hope, AK 99605
Guest capacity: Around 100

4. Second Star Mansion ($$$)

Second Star Mansion Wedding Venues in Alaska

Style: Oceanfront glamour

Overview: Overlooking the ocean and backed by towering mountains, Alaska Luxury Adventure’s Second Star Mansion has a real wow factor.

The venue is spread over 17,000 square feet and can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests. When your reservation is confirmed, you’ll be assigned a dedicated event planner to help with every detail of the arrangements.

The wedding party can ensconce themselves in their own private wing of the mansion, complete with spa facilities. Relax and enjoy the indoor pool, sauna, steam and massage rooms and Turkish Bath. Newlyweds will receive a free gift and customized spa experience.

There’s a spacious games room, and an indoor cinema. And favored guests can have their pick of eight luxurious bedrooms, each with their own theme.

Extend your stay beyond the wedding to make the most of the facilities. A range of excursions are available too, including hiking and deep sea fishing.

Go for: A luxurious mansion offering every comfort.


Address: 5260 Kachemak Drive, Homer, AK 99603

Guest capacity: 200

5. The Inn at Tern Lake ($$)

Inn at Tern Lake Wedding Venues in Alaska

Style: Lakeside elegance

Overview: Overlooking the beautiful Tern Lake on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, this is a location surrounded by stunning scenery. Only a short drive from Anchorage, you’ll feel like you’re miles from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Wedding ceremonies take place outdoors where you can feel at one with nature. Then dine inside in the Great Room, where huge windows make the most of the spectacular views.

Up to 90 guests can be accommodated for a sit-down meal. The room can be laid out in a number of different configurations to suit your preferences. Catering is available, and every element of the itinerary can be personalized to your own requirements.

The inn offers bed and breakfast accommodation. Extend your stay beyond the wedding to take advantage of the delicious breakfast and comfortable rooms. Every bedroom has a queen-size bed and pull-out couch, as well as its own fireplace and balcony.

Go for:  Stunning lakeside views within easy reach of the city.


Address: Mile 36 Seward Highway Moose Pass, AK, 99631
Guest capacity: 80

6. Alyeska Resort ($$)

Alyeska Resor Wedding Venues in Alaska

Style: Glamorous hotel

Overview: The Alyeska resort offers a range of spaces to hire, including the outdoor Pond Courtyard. Each can accommodate up to 200 guests. There’s also access to scenic open space.

Housed at an upmarket hotel, every one of those guests will be able to be accommodated on site. There are 304 bedrooms, as well as a range of dining options, and something to keep everyone entertained for longer stays. Visit the on-site shops or spa, or head into the wilderness on outdoor excursions.

For the bride and groom, the Royal Suite is housed at the top of the building. It offers panoramic 180 degree views across the mountains.

Whether you’re catering for 20 people or 200, you’ll be able to customize your menu with Alaskan favorites and chef specialties.

And for those extending their stay beyond the wedding, there’s the option of travelling by complimentary scenic tram to the hotel’s Seven Glaciers restaurant. Here, you can enjoy fine dining at 2,300 feet, with views to match.

Go for: All the facilities of a first-class hotel.


Address: PO Box 249, Girdwood, AK 99587
Guest capacity: 200

7. Alaska Botanical Garden ($)

Botanical Garden Wedding Venues in Alaska

Style: Unique and quirky

Overview: If you’re looking for something that will stand out from the crowd, consider Alaska’s Botanical Garden. A nonprofit living museum, it’s a place that needs to be treated with care. But if you can handle the restrictions, you’ll get a fantastic wedding venue at a bargain price.

There’s only one indoor location, and it’s the greenhouse. That means it’s only available to hire outside the growing season of February to June. And because this is bear country, you’ll only be permitted to have food inside.

A large tent, generator and speaker system are available for hire. And there are some sweet touches available to make the most of your unique venue. Why not offer a nursery plant to each of your guests as a wedding favor?

The sensitive environment means you won’t be able to have balloons or confetti. But you will be surrounded by beautiful plants. That feels like a good trade-off to us.

Go for: A unique venue perfect for plant lovers – and you’ll be supporting a good cause too.


Address: 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, Anchorage, AK 99507

Guest capacity: 50

8. Seward Windsong Lodge ($)

Seward Windsong Lodge Wedding Venues in Alaska

Style: Rustic riverside lodge

Overview: Seward Windsong Lodge offers a choice of three reception venues with full catering and a riverside location. What’s not to love?

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Kenai Fjords National Park, the scenery surrounding the lodge is breathtaking. Take to the viewing deck to drink in the panorama of snow-capped mountains and wide open spaces.

For those planning an outdoor ceremony, there’s a beautiful riverside spot to exchange your vows. And if you prefer to be indoors, two banqueting halls can cater to larger or more intimate receptions. You will, though, need to use the on-site catering team.

For those with family and friends travelling into state, there’s plenty of accommodation. The lodge offers 216 bedrooms, including a range of suites. A number of these have decks from which to view the stunning surroundings.

Go for: The nearest fully-serviced lodge to the Kenai Fjords National Park.


Address: 31772 Herman Leirer Rd, Seward, AK 99664

Guest capacity: 10 to 110

9. Creekside Lodge ($-$$)

Creekside Lodge Wedding Venues in Alaska

Style: Woodland cabin

Overview: Situated in woodland near Meadow Creek in Houston, the Creekside Lodge has a rustic aesthetic. The secluded location offers ten acres of Alaskan wilderness, perfect for a romantic and private wedding.

The large banqueting room will accommodate up to 80 guests. It’s simply decorated, providing a fresh canvas for your chosen decorating scheme.

If you’re looking for an outdoor ceremony and reception, the grounds are suitable for up to 250 people. A deck overlooks the river and woodland, and there’s a fire pit to keep guests warm when the sun goes down. The ceremony will take place on the lawn. You’ll be able to have fireworks outside too.

There are six bedrooms in the lodge to accommodate your closest friends and family. Many have traditional Alaskan log beds and jacuzzi and soaker bathtubs.

There are a range of packages available at different price points. And it’s possible to book the whole property at very reasonable cost.

Go for: Simple and secluded venue in a woodland location.


Address: 977 Kenlar Rd., Houston, AK 99694

Guest capacity: 80 indoors, 250 outdoors

10. Alaska Aviation Museum ($)

Aviation Museum Wedding Venues in Alaska

Style: Historic and quirky

Overview: For an occasion your friends and family will never forget, how about getting married in a jet?!

That’s just one of the options available at Alaska’s Aviation Museum. The 737 will hold up to 40 guests for a unique and unforgettable ceremony.

Other options include the large Odom Hangar, with space for 200 sitting and 300 standing guests, and the main hangar. This is located in the heart of the museum and is a little smaller, accommodating 120 sitting or 150 standing guests.

But whichever space you choose, you’ll be surrounded by historic aircraft.  If you’re looking for something different, it’s a fabulous choice.

Simple tables and chairs are available to hire. You’ll want to cover them up with nice linen to make sure your event says “wedding” rather than “corporate meeting”. An AV system and portable bars can be borrowed too.

There are no restrictions here with your choice of caterer. And this amazing space offers fantastic value for money.

Go for: Celebrate your wedding surrounded by historic aircraft


Address: 4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502

Guest capacity: 40 to 300

Ready to choose the venue for your special day?

That brings us to the end of our round-up of ten wedding venues in Alaska. Whether your idea of the perfect location is a luxurious mansion or a back-to-nature lodge, this state has it all. And there are options for every budget too.

Whatever option you choose, a wedding in Alaska means something special for your guests. We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating together.

Forget “something borrowed, something blue”. If you’re planning a wedding, the first thing to get sorted out is your venue! We’re here to help you to do just that.

The Grand Canyon State offers some wonderful locations for your special day. We’re going to take a look at options to suit all styles and budgets. So sit back and enjoy our tour of ten wedding venues in Arizona.

1. Dream Manor Inn, Arizona ($)

Dream Manor Inn Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Boutique hilltop resort

Overview: The Dream Manor Inn sits on a hilltop overlooking the Sonorana desert. From here, you might just see the best sunset of your life. If that’s not a location for fantastic wedding photos, we don’t know what is.

The grounds include plenty of other photogenic spots. There are patios, courtyards and waterfalls.

And while you’re having your hundredth photo taken, your guests can the enjoy spectacular views. A four story observation tower looks out over the surrounding wilderness, offering glimpses of deer, rabbits, squirrels and birds.

The venue offers a bridal dressing room and a “Man Cave” for the groom to get ready. The elegant reception hall provides a spacious location for dinner and dancing.

There’s a wide choice of all-inclusive packages here, providing something for every budget. Catering is provided on-site, and it’s very affordable.

Overall, this is a great value option that looks as if you’ve spent a fortune.

Go for: Amazing desert backdrop for your wedding photos


Address: 1 Dream Manor Road, Globe, AZ 85501
Guest capacity: Up to 300

2. SoHo63 ($$$)

SoHo63 Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Chic and modern

Overview: This stylish venue offers something quite different, whether you’re looking for an indoor or outdoor ceremony.

The art deco façade might be borrowed from the 1930s, but once through the doors SoHo63 offers the height of contemporary style. Its modernist aesthetic will be perfect for a couple seeking an elegant and cosmopolitan feel for their wedding.

Outdoors, the Tribeca Terrace will seat up to 175 guests. High sandstone walls surround the space, with bistro lights strung overhead and a beautiful fireplace providing a centerpiece. It can also be used as an extension of the space for evening receptions.

Doors from the terrace lead directly into the Gramercy Ballroom, with its silver floor and modern chandeliers. This will comfortably hold up to 225 seated guests. For an indoor ceremony, there’s also the option of The Plaza, which can seat 200 people.

The venue works with a collective of approved vendors for everything from catering, to photography and hair and beauty. The result is plenty of choice, without having to start from scratch to find something yourself.

Go for:  Contemporary style with an urban vibe.


Address: 63 East Boston St, Chandler, AZ 85225
Guest capacity: 25-200

3. Red Mountain Ranch Country Club ($)

Red Mountain Ranch Country Club Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Country club

Overview:  This scenically located country club offers excellent value with either venue-only or all-inclusive options.

Outdoor ceremonies can be held in either the courtyard rotunda or the 18th fairway. Inside, a light and spacious reception room provides seating for up to 170 guests. Large windows offer great views over the surrounding mountains, with city lights sparkling after dark.

The all-inclusive options provide extremely good value. Even the most basic package includes a champagne toast, dinner buffet, appetizer for cocktail hour, a cash bar and a host of accessories. You’ll also get rooms for the bride and groom to get ready, complete with complimentary champagne, cheese and crackers.

More comprehensive packages include music, cake, flowers and a hosted bar. But it’s up to you to choose as much or as little as you want. And the venue can provide recommendations for vendors if you wish to commission them directly.

Go for: The excellent range of all-inclusive packages.


Address: 6425 East Teton Circle, Mesa, AZ 85215

Guest capacity: Up to 170

4. The McCormick Scottsdale ($$$)

The McCormick Scottsdale Wedding Venues in Arizona

Style: Lakeside hotel

Overview: This modern hotel provides a smart setting for weddings – but it’s the location that will leave your guests gasping.

Set alongside Camelback Lake, this is a fantastic spot if you dream of a waterside ceremony. And there are breathtaking views of the lake and soaring mountain from the reception rooms.

For your wedding breakfast and evening reception you can choose from a number of different ballrooms. Or if you prefer, opt for an outdoors celebration where you can drink in the view lit by glowing bistro lights.

There’s no rental fee for receptions, but you will have to pay a fairly steep charge for set up and clearing away. And there’s a minimum spend on catering, for which you’ll have to use the hotel’s in-house team.

The hotel will provide rooms for the bride and groom to get ready, a ceremony arch and podium, a dance floor, and all furniture, linens and tableware. You can use the services of a wedding planner too.

Go for:  The fabulous views over Camelback Lake and Mountain.


Address: 7421 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Guest capacity: Up to 150

5. Mountain Shadows ($$$)

Mountain Shadows Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Hotel with mountain views

Overview: If you’re looking for a venue with a great choice of outdoor ceremony locations, Mountain Shadows deserves to make your shortlist.

The lawn offers a spectacular backdrop of mountains and desert. It’s divided into two separate venues, with the north accommodating up to 250 guests, and the south up to 200. Both locations can also be used for dinner and dancing. The north is large enough for 150 guests, and the south for 80.

Smaller options are available too. Rusty’s Patio will accommodate a banquet of up to 120 guests. Inside, Rusty’s Clubhouse offers a more intimate option, seating 40.

The real centrepeice of Mountain Shadows, though, is the Camelback Overlook. Positioned high up, this gives fantastic views over the mountain. It will seat 250 for a wedding ceremony and 200 for dinner and dancing. And the Paradise Ballroom provides an indoor space for evening receptions.

You’ll need to purchase the hotel’s catering here. The gourmet dining is top notch – but it does come at a price. You’ll need deep pockets, but it’s worth it.

Go for: Gourmet dining that’s the height of sophistication


Address: 5445 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Guest capacity: Up to 250

6. Anthem Golf & Country Club ($$)

Anthem Golf & Country Club Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Private country club

Overview: In the midst of the desert, the lawns and fountains of this golf and country club provide an elegant oasis. It’s possible to have a ceremony-only wedding here, and the fee is modest. If you’re looking to have your reception here too, though, you’ll need to use the in-house catering.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options at different price points, giving you the freedom to keep costs manageable. Just watch out for the minimum spend on food and drink.

The country club can provide a range of amenities to make your day special. There are dressing areas for the bride and groom, a ceremony arch, furniture and the option to upgrade your chairs. Tables, candles, outdoor lighting and a champagne toast are all available.

But the really great thing about this location are the on-site facilities. Brides can enjoy a spa package, while grooms have a golf package. And we’re sure it’s possible to do it the other way around too!

Go for: Fantastic facilities and spa and golf packages for the happy couple.


Address: 41551 North Anthem Hills Drive, Anthem, AZ 85086
Guest capacity: Up to 450

7. The Legacy Golf Club ($$)

The Legacy Golf Club Wedding Venues in Arizona

Style: Golf club with history

Overview: If you’re looking for a venue that combines modern facilities with a sense of history, this could be the one for you. The Legacy Golf Club was once part of the historic estate owned by Dwight B. Heard and stretches over 7,500 acres.

The large clubhouse and extensive grounds offer a wide range of venues for ceremonies and receptions. It’s also a great choice for same sex couples, as a proudly LGBT-friendly business.

You and your guests will enjoy panoramic views over the South Mountain and the Phoenix skyline. And as a setting for outdoor dining, the Sierra Vista House is hard to beat. Here you’ll have private access to a building once visited by Theodore Roosevelt and Poncho Villa.

A wedding planner will work with you to coordinate every aspect of your day, making it unique to you. Catering, including alcohol, must be provided by the venue, and minimum spends apply. You won’t be able to throw confetti, and music must stop by 11pm.

Go for: A wonderful mix of heritage and modern facilities.


Address: 6808 South 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Guest capacity: Up to 350

8. The Windmill House ($-$$)

The Windmill House Wedding Venues in Arizona

Style: Quirky island retreat

Overview:  Full of wonderful spots for fantastic photos with its 19th century windmills, The Windmill House offers options for all budgets.

It’s easily accessible from nearby Prescott and the surrounding towns and cities of North Arizona. But set in the middle of a private lake, you’ll be able to celebrate in absolute privacy.

Inside, there’s a fabulous ballroom hung with wrought iron chandeliers. A stage at one end provides the perfect place for your musicians, or to celebrate an indoor wedding.

The bridal suite here really is a suite, complete with its own kitchen for refreshments.  Catering and alcohol must be provided by the venue, but there’s a wide range to suit most budgets. And amplified music is permitted both indoors and outdoors, though it must end by 11.30pm.

Go for: Your very own island wedding.


Address: 1460 W. Rd 4N, Prescott, AZ 86305

Guest capacity: Up to 500

9. Seven Canyons ($$$)

Seven Canyons Wedding Venues in Arizona

Style: Glamorous resort

Overview: With its exposed beams, hardwood floors and blazing fires, Seven Canyons has the feel of a colonial clubhouse. But although the interiors are luxurious, it’s the views that are the star of the show here.

Seven Canyons sits in 200 acres of grounds, surrounded by red rock canyons. Make the most of the views with an outdoor ceremony, or exchange your vows in the glamorous clubhouse. Later, nestle around one of the many firepits on the terrace to watch the sunset.

This is an expensive option. You’ll be required to engage a wedding planner, and there are minimum spend requirements for food and drink. Alcohol and catering must be provided in-house, and the venue will need to approve all decorations. If you’re prepared to pay for it, though, the service is first class.

Amplified music can be played indoors and out, but must stop at 11.30pm.

Go for: Luxurious surroundings and first class service.


Address: 625 Golf Club Way, Sedona, AZ 86336

Guest capacity: Up to 200

10. The Z Mansion ($-$$)

The Z Mansion Wedding Venues in Arizona

Style: Grand Victorian mansion

Overview: Built by Arizona’s richest family in 1898, the Z Mansion harks back to the grandeur of the Victorian era.

Its grounds provide beautiful fountains and arches to act as centerpieces for your outdoor ceremony.  And once inside, enjoy the sumptuous interiors with paneled doors, rich wallcoverings and polished hardwood floors.

The house and grounds can accommodate groups of up to 250 with ease. The major restriction here is availability. It’s still a private residence, so is only offered to hire on selected dates each month.

It’s well worth planning ahead to secure your booking, because despite the stunning surroundings, weddings here don’t cost a fortune. There are a wide variety of packages available, with payment plans if you’d like to spread the cost. And you’ll have absolute freedom to choose from the venue’s list of recommended vendors, or to bring in your own.

Go for: Victorian elegance that won’t cost a fortune.


Address: 288 North Church Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Guest capacity: Up to 250

Ready to choose the perfect venue for your wedding?

We hope you’ve enjoyed our round-up of ten of the most gorgeous wedding venues in Arizona. From golf clubs to mansions, desert locations to urban oases, there’s something on this list for everyone. And whatever your budget, there’s a fantastic venue out there to make your wedding dreams come true.

Now it’s time to find something old, new, borrowed and blue, and get ready for your special day!

Something borrowed, something blue – a wedding begins with the perfect venue!

And if you’re lucky enough to be getting married in Alabama, you’ve got some fantastic locations to choose from. Here we take a look at eleven of the best. Whatever style or budget you’re working with, we’ve found a beautiful venue to suit.

Ready? Let’s get started!

1. Sterling Castle ($$)

the sterling castle Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Fairytale castle

Overview: If you’re looking for something a little different, why not treat your guests to a wedding in a castle?

Despite its medieval appearance, stunning Sterling Castle in Shelby was built only 15 years ago. Nestled next to a lake, it’s perfect for couples looking for a romantic setting. The castle is floodlit after dark, making it a stunning backdrop for evening photos too.

There’s a spacious, climate-controlled reception room, and a ballroom for you and your guests to dance the night away. And if you dream of an outdoor wedding, you can tie the knot on the drawbridge or under the pergola.

The expert in-house team can take care of every aspect of planning your day. All you have to do is turn up and enjoy it! And they’ll cater to all levels of requirements – from every imaginable bell and whistle, to a speedy three-hour “elopement package”.

Go for: Losing yourself in the romance of a castle straight out of the pages of a fairy tale.


Address: 389 Deseret Dr, Shelby, AL 35143
Guest capacity: 300

2. Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art ($)

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Cultured elegance

Overview: The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is a great choice for couples seeking a cultured and sophisticated vibe. Marble floors, lofty ceilings and of, course, the display of fine art, elevate this venue to something special.

The Grand Gallery is a great space for a sit-down meal. It’s light and bright, with arched ceilings and huge windows. And if you’re planning to entertain al fresco, the terrace overlooks a stunning modernist lake and fountain.

All this comes at a surprisingly modest price. Rental costs include all furniture, cake tables, cocktail tables and bars, as well as set-up and clearing away. You will need to pay for table linen and decorations and any marquee tents separately.

There’s plenty of flexibility too. A range of different spaces are available to rent, and you can choose between hourly rates and a whole evening.

Go for:  Impressing your guests with your culture vulture credentials.


Address: 901 South College Street, Auburn, Alabama 36849
Guest capacity: 75-140

3. Gabrella Manor ($$$)

Gabrella Manor Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Vintage glamour

Overview: Beautiful Gabrella Manor offers bucket loads of Spanish colonial charm. Sparkling chandeliers, stained glass windows and ornate stonework will provide a unique and romantic backdrop for your special day.

There’s a host of locations for distinctive photos – from the winding interior staircase, to the balcony overlooking the pavilion. And outside, the ivy-covered building is every bit as enchanting.

Seat up to 60 guests inside, with the option for the couple to dine on the balcony above their guests. Or choose the landscaped grounds to host up to 200. The patios and terraces are beautifully lit after dark, with candle-lined pathways and lights stung from the trees. You’ll find everything you need to continue celebrating long into the night.

There’s a choice of semi- or all-inclusive packages. You’ll need to use the experienced in-house team of caters, floral decorators and bar staff. There’s more flexibility when it comes to photography, but an in-house option is available should you wish to use it.

Go for: A stunning manor house with a real wow factor.


Address: 8912 Fourth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35206

Guest capacity: 50 indoors, 200 outdoors

4. Oak Hollow Farm ($$)

oak hollow farm Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Enchanted forest

Overview: Offering either indoor or outdoor spaces, Oak Hollow Farm is the perfect choice for couples seeking a rustic setting. The barn offers spacious dining within pine clad walls and a sawdust floor. Decorated with lights and flowers it combines rustic charm with wedding sparkle.

But for us, Oak Hollow Farm comes into its own with its outdoor locations. With 300 acres of grounds, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Our favorite is the Tunnel of Trees, which provides a magical woodland setting that’s something special.

The rental price includes dressing rooms for the bride and groom, a bridal suite, ceremony arch, dance floor, and all furniture and tableware.

All food and beverages must be handled by the venue. You’ll need to bring your own alcohol, which must be served by a licensed bartender. The woodland setting also means no open flames are allowed. That’s easily dealt with by placing candles in storm lanterns – and they’ll stay lit in a breeze too.

Go for:  A magical woodland location, tailored to your needs.


Address: 14210 S Greeno Rd, Fairhope, AL 36532
Guest capacity: Up to 300

5. The Sonnet House ($$$)

The Sonnet House Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Semi-inclusive farmhouse

Overview: Take the anxiety out of choosing between indoor and outdoor venues – with The Sonnet House, you can have both!

The venue hosts only one wedding a day, and the in-house team are skilled in coping with unexpected weather. Outdoor celebrations can be moved inside effortlessly, even at the very last minute. So if the clouds gather, you won’t have to worry about a thing.

The building itself is a traditional, white-painted farmhouse, which makes a wonderful backdrop for photographs. The open-plan interior allows plenty of flexibility to use the space as you wish. And the 18 acres of grounds offer ample space for an outdoor ceremony and reception.

The semi-inclusive package includes catering, floral decorations and coordination. There are also elegant rooms for the families of the bride and groom to relax ahead of the ceremony.

Go for: Traditional farmhouse charm, with no worries about the weather.


Address: The Sonnet House, 1487 Montevallo Road, S.W. Leeds, AL 35094
Guest capacity: Up to 500

6. Mathews Manor ($$)

Mathews Manor Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Classic manor house

Overview: Beautiful Mathews Manor is really three venues in one. Choose between Rebecca’s Garden, Micah’s Meadow or Grace Hall. Between them they offer indoor or outdoor dining, a pavilion, garden room, barn and stages. There’s even an oak tree hung with a chandelier.

You’ll have plenty of locations to choose from when it comes to photos too. There’s a three tier stone fountain, picturesque bridge and swimming pool. So whatever theme you’re looking for, you’ll find something to suit.

This is an all-inclusive option, with the venue taking care of flowers, food and drink, and the all-important cake. The on-site planner will work with you to take care of every last detail. Just be aware that you won’t be able to bring any of your own catering.

Although this is a venue that can cater to big events, smaller weddings will work just as well. The flexible space can accommodate intimate gatherings of down to 20 people, whilst retaining its warm and welcoming feel.

Go for: The all-inclusive package takes the strain out of event planning.


Address: 3279 US-11, Springville, AL 35146
Guest capacity: 500

7. The Birmingham Zoo ($)

The Birmingham Zoo Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Unique and quirky

Overview: For an animal-loving couple, venues don’t get much better than the Birmingham Zoo. For a small charge, you can book animal demonstrations and walkabouts as part of your special day.

With a range of spaces available, the zoo can accommodate up to a massive 2,500 guests. So no matter how small or large your celebration, there’ll be an option to match. There’s a woodland setting, a lodge and a barn. You can even book a space overlooking the African elephants!

Catering is included with all bookings, but you’re free to bring in other vendors for anything else. So if you’ve got your heart set on a particular photographer or floral designer, this is a good option. A bridal suite and in-house bar are available as optional extras.

For a unique venue, this offers remarkably good value for money too.

Go for: Animal magic makes this a venue that really stands out from the crowd.


Address: 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223

Guest capacity: 20 to 2,500

8. Vulcan Park and Museum ($)

Vulcan Park and Museum Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Metropolitan elegance

Overview: For a metropolitan location with breathtaking views, you’ll find it tough to beat the Vulcan Park and Museum. Perched atop Red Mountain, if offers a stunning panorama over the whole of Birmingham.

You can choose from a number of different spaces. The Electra Room can accommodate up to 200 guests and offers floor-to-ceiling windows and its own private patio area. Outdoor options include the City Overlook, Kiwanis Centennial Plaza and Vulcan Plaza.

It’s possible to use the different spaces together, allowing you to increase capacity. And you can even hire the whole museum and park for exclusive use.

You will, though, need to manage your own vendors. The rental price may be very reasonable, but it includes only tables, chairs, setting and clearing up, and event coordination. Approved vendors must be used for catering and beverages.

Go for: Spectacular cityscapes for your photographs.


Address: 1701 Valley View Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209

Guest capacity: Up to 350

9. Russell Lands On Lake Martin ($$$)

Russell Lands On Lake Martin Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Rustic and lakeside

Overview: If you dream of marrying in a rural idyll, Russell Lands on Lake Martin could be the venue for you.

Here, you can choose between a huge range of different venues. Small rehearsal dinners of 12 people can be held in the cozy Well House. The Stables will accommodate up to 250 people in rustic charm, surrounded by forest. Or host up to 400 guests on the Vista Lawn, overlooking trees and hills.

There are waterside options too. The scenic Lodge at Cocktail Slough is positioned next to Lake Martin. You can book the whole thing, including 11 rooms to accommodate overnight guests.

Catering is provided on-site. There’s a choice of four different restaurants offering something to suit every taste and budget. Canapes, buffet menus and plated meals are available.

Go for: Wonderful views and top-class catering.


Address: 2544 Willow Point Road, Alexander City, AL 35010

Guest capacity: Up to 400

10. The Ledges ($$)

The Ledges Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Clubhouse chic

Overview: At the top of a mountain overlooking the Tennessee Valley, The Ledges offers breathtaking panoramas as the backdrop to your wedding photos. Come inside, and the views are just as good.

The stone-built clubhouse offers exposed beams, luxurious furnishings and huge bay windows. Glittering chandeliers hang from the ceilings, and there are six different rooms to suit wedding parties of all sizes.

Whether you’re looking for an indoor or outdoor location, there are options to suit. And if the weather necessitates a change of plan, the in-house event coordinator will arrange everything without breaking a sweat.

There’s full on-site catering prepared by executive chef Phillip Collier. In 2018, he was named Top Chef in Huntsville – so you know you’re in safe hands. As a licensed venue, you won’t have to worry about arranging your own bar either.

Go for: Impressive interiors and fabulous food to wow your guests.


Address: 32 Castle Down Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

Guest capacity: 10 to 450

11. The Emporium ($)

The Emporium Wedding Venues in Alabama

Style: Sacred and historic

Overview: The first ever Catholic church in Troy, the Emporium was restored in 2013 as a stunning events venue. Now chandeliers hang from the barrel ceiling, and stained glass windows light the columned interiors.

Right next door is Chapman House where, for an extra fee, you can rent the bridal suite. This beautifully decorated room provides a calm space for the bridal party to relax and prepare for the ceremony.

The Emporium provides excellent value for money, and there’s even complimentary photography included in the price. You will, though, need to pay a rental charge for the chairs and tables. And there are extra charges if you wish to use the venue’s candelabra and columns.

Go for: A beautiful and historic venue offering exceptional value for money.


Address: 112 W. Walnut St., Troy, AL 36081

Guest capacity: Up to 250

Ready to choose your dream venue?

That brings us to the end of our round-up of eleven wedding venues in Alabama. Whether you’re looking for something simple and stylish or flamboyant and fabulous, the perfect venue is there waiting for you. All you have to do is find your dates and book it.

Now, onto the next stage of planning. It’s time to find something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue!

For many women, weddings are the most important days in their lives. Would-be brides often secure their ‘something borrowed’ while they’re little. Usually a pretty trinket from their mum or grandma’s collection. Something they’ll one day give their daughters and granddaughters.

Guys are getting involved in weddings too. But they’re more likely to focus on the more practical parts, like venues and transport. So you might find a groom and his boys exploring wedding venues in California. Regardless of your shopping gender, let’s look at a few top examples.

1. Wine in the Meadows

Meadowood Napa Valley Wedding Venues In California

Name: Meadowood Napa Valley

Physical Address: 900 Meadowood Lane St. Helena, CA 94574


Guest capacity: Under 50 guests for the smaller rooms; Over 200 guests for the Fairway

Budget Range:

  • Meals – $150 to $650 per guest
  • Venue – $2,500 to $25,000.

Key Selling Point: Meadowood Napa Valley is wine country, surrounded by trees and greenery. So the gorgeous natural landscape changes in magical ways and colors every season, so depending on your chosen mood and ambiance, you can book your wedding at any time of year and it’ll be just as impressive.

Meadowood Napa Valley offers an all-in-one wedding experience. They have guest lodgings if you want a destination affair, a wellness spa for pampering and relaxation, intoxicating vineyards and good food. Event options are endless. You could arrange a tasting at the winery for guests.

Or vineyard tour. Or you could follow your vows in the greens with a few rounds of golf. Some event rooms hold 50 people or less. The golf court holds 120, while the Fairway accommodates over 200 people. Rates include a bar, décor, plate ware, food, a cake, and a five-hour wedding.

2. Rolling at the Ranch

Santa Margarita Ranch Wedding Venues In California

Name: Santa Margarita Ranch

Physical Address: 9000 Yerba Buena, Santa Margarita

Mailing Address: 750 Pismo Street San Luis Obispo, CA 9340


Guest Capacity: 250

Budget Range: Pricing available on request

Key Selling Point: The wedding package gives you a full days use of the Asistencia Barn, Estrada Garden, and Bridal Cottage, with lots of vistas for your wedding photos.

If you’re looking for tradition, Santa Margarita works. It’s an authentically maintained historic site, active since 1774. In addition to rancho hospitality, Santa Margarita produces natural beef and award-winning wine to date. It has also been used as a film set for several TV shows, movies, and commercials. They don’t charge corkage and you can bring your own licensed caterer.

3. Water Wedding

Water Wedding Venues In California

Name: Electra Cruises

Physical Address: 3439 Via Oporto, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Guest capacity: From 25 to 300

Budget Range:

  • Per person – $104 to $125
  • Per group of 50 – $5,750 to $8,395

Key Selling Point: The wedding takes place on a selection of five luxurious yachts. Pick the boat you like and enjoy a package that includes food, entertainment, and wedding accommodation on a starlit ocean.

For an exceptional seaside wedding, forget the beach and rent this boat! Rather than staying docked, the cruise ship sails out into the waters! You get four hours’ use of the boat, which includes set-up and clean-up, so you’ll be running a tight ship. They’ll provide an in-house wedding coordinator to help. Parking is provided for guests at the dock.

However, since it’s a water wedding, you can’t have confetti (ocean pollution) rice, or birdseed (seagulls, etc.) Also, you can decorate on your own, but the yacht crew has to approve. Also, no external food, drinks, or caterers allowed, and your guests can only smoke outdoors.

4. Marry at the Mint

The San Francisco Mint Wedding Venues In California

Name: The San Francisco Mint

Physical Address: 88 5th Street SF 94103


Guest capacity: 200 to 300 for the wedding; 170 to 999 for the reception

Budget Range:

  • Main Floor – $20,000
  • Optional Vault – $5,000
  • Extended Hours – $2,500 per hour
  • Extended-hour-set-up – $1,000
  • Overtime – $1,000 for every half hour
  • Bar – $10,000 minimum

Key Selling Point: Its Greek pillars and gorgeous lighting keeps it stunning, both day and night. It provides unmatched backdrops for your wedding album. Plus it has a rich history, pun intended. It once held a third of all US gold reserves! The package includes three extra hours outside the event itself, so you get 2 hours set-up, 5 hours event, and a 1-hour breakdown.

This California wedding venue gives a new meaning to ‘marrying into money’. The San Francisco Mint started during the Gold Rush. It doesn’t mint coins anymore, but the Classic Greek-revival Architecture of The Granite Lady (the main mint building) makes a gorgeous wedding venue.

The wedding package includes security guards, a ballroom, and dedicated dressing rooms from the bride and groom. The company will have its Wedding Director and Operations Manager on site, but you should bring a Wedding Planner. They don’t allow external food or drinks, and they have a list of preferred vendors they’ve approved. Pre-approval is 3 months in advance.

This used to be a mint though, so its terms can be strict. No confetti, no glitter, no outdoor amplifiers after 10 pm, no indoor amplifiers after 2 am. You pay 50% when you book and finish payments (plus final guest lists) a month before W-Day. Just like your vendors, your wedding decorations must be pre-approved. You also need proof of insurance worth $1M to $2M.

5. Fabulous Flowers

Hacienda de las Flores Wedding Venues In California

Name: Hacienda de las Flores

Physical Address: 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga, CA


Guest capacity: 200

Budget Range:

  • Pavillion – $1,950 for 50 guests
  • Hacienda – $2,250 for 50 guests
  • Both – $3,150 for 50 guests

Key Selling Point: You can use either space (or both) for 8 hours. This includes set-up, break-down, clean-up, consultation, chairs, tables, and parking.

If you can’t marry in Spain, this Spanish-styled Estate could be the next best thing. It has a beautiful ‘secret garden’ feel with a landscaped garden, fountain, pavilion, and patio. The portico is perfect for your vows. It has no dressing rooms, but the lush gardens are ideal for your reception. And there’s a covered outdoor space in case of rain.

6. Beaching and Surfing

Surfrider Malibu Wedding Venues In California

Name: Surfrider Malibu

Physical Address: 23033 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265


Guest capacity: Up to 74 overnight guests

Budget Range: Pricing available on request

Key Selling Point: You can have a ceremony on the beach then reserve the roof deck for your reception. There’s an optional live band. The roof deck is wheelchair accessible.

For a destination wedding that will really ‘wow’ your guests, check them into the Surfrider. This boutique hotel has 20 rooms and sits on the pier, so guests wake up feeling like they’re in the middle of the ocean. It has a rich surfing culture, which influences its décor, including authentic 1950s motel styling. You can rent wetsuits, surfboards, and drive complimentary Mini Coopers.

7. Dessert in the Desert

Korakia Pensione, Palm Springs Wedding Venues In California

Name: Korakia Pensione, Palm Springs

Physical Address: 257 S. Patencio Road, Palm Springs, California 92262


Guest capacity: 130 guests

Budget Range: Pricing is available on request.

Key Selling Point: This venue offers sunset tones, jasmine gardens, and a view of the San Jacinto Mountains in the distance. It’s a popular venue for high fashion events.

If you’re more into the sand and less into the sea, consider a California desert wedding. Don’t worry, there’s lots of drinking water and plenty of AC. It has decorative themes from Morocco to the Mediterranean. It’s only the smaller side though, and strictly no kids. The grand entrance is shaped like a key – a nice metaphor for your upcoming nuptials – Keys to Love and Happiness.

It’s not all sand and misery. Korakia has lush gardens filled with fountains, olive trees, citrus blossoms, date palms, bougainvillea, and even a stone waterfall. Bungalows are filled with Moorish motifs and antique carvings. There are hikes, bikes, and swimming pools.

8. Art Along the Aisle

Asian Art Museum Wedding Venues In California

Name: Asian Art Museum

Physical Address: 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102


Guest capacity: 30 to 250 depending on the room

Budget Range: Pricing available on request

Key Selling Point: The museum has five event spaces for the ceremony, cocktails, dancing, or gallery exhibit exploration. The museum receives guests during the day, so you can only host your wedding after hours.

Have you considered a (wedding) night at the museum? The Asian Art Museum hosts evening ceremonies from 5.30 pm to midnight. Your package includes set-up and dismantling time from 2 pm to 2 am.  The former library – now called the Samsung Hall – is ideal for dancing.

And the ornate staircase makes a glorious wedding aisle and backdrop. That said, the venue only helps you off-load your wedding. You have to provide everything else yourself, including dinner-ware chairs. You have to choose from their pre-approved list of food and beverage vendors.

9. Gather at the Theatre

Padua Hills Theatre Wedding Venues In California

Name: Padua Hills Theatre

Physical Address: 4467 Padua Avenue Claremont, CA 91711


Guest capacity: 370 guests

Budget Range: Starts at $9,562 for 50 guests

Key Selling Point: There are multiple sites on the grounds. These include a Theatre Ballroom, an Olive Garden, a Sunset Terrace, and a gorgeous Wrought Iron Gazebo for vows, which their officiates can help you write. Outdoor dining is enlivened by an alfresco fireplace, and every shot shows the majestic hills in the distance. Padua is ideal for sunset weddings.

Gather your guests at Padua Hills and learn why it was voted the best wedding spot of 2016. You can host indoors or outdoors, enjoying twinkling lights and an olive grove. The venue has licensed wedding officiates. They also have photographers, videographers, caterers, florists, decorators, music, and drinks. Alternatively, select some of their preferred, pre-vetted vendors.

10. Caves and Courtyards

Calistoga Ranch Wedding Venues In California

Name: Calistoga Ranch

Physical Address: 580 Lommel Road Calistoga, CA 94515


Guest capacity:  150 reception guests (and 50 freestanding guest lodges)

Budget Range: Pricing available on request

Key Selling Point: Most of California has a problem with loud music, so events have to turn it down by 10 pm. At Calistoga, you can shift into the caves for your late-night reveling. It’s warm, cozy, and best of all, sound-proof.

Calistoga has a surprising array of activities for a relaxing retreat. You can bike, hike, do yoga, zip-line, blend wine, collect chicken eggs, ride horses, harvest honey from hives … and have an amazing wedding. Our ceremonies are performed by Lake Lommel, surrounded by pines and oaks a hundred years old. They’ll even provide a wedding specialist to help you along.

11. Love in LA

LA Banquets – Legacy Ballroom Wedding Venues In California

Name: LA Banquets – Legacy Ballroom

Physical Address: 6410 San Fernando Road Glendale, CA 91201


Guest capacity: 270 guests

Budget Range: From $13,362 for 50 guests

Key Selling Point: LA residents live life like the movies, and this wedding venue lets you marry like the movies too. It has modern décor and hi-tech equipment for lights and sound. It regularly serves as a film location, so your wedding guests will get the full star treatment.

When you want a wedding that’s set by today’s standards, try LA Banquets Legacy Ballroom. It has a contemporary theme and modern styling. The ballroom is filled with chandeliers that grace the coffered ceiling, bouncing glimmers off the marble floor. They have an LED screen backdrop that projects HD video and visuals. They even have an in-house light designer.

12. Wed Among the Trees

Santa Lucia Mountain Preserve Wedding Venues In California

Name: Santa Lucia Mountain Preserve

Physical Address: 1 Rancho San Carlos Road Carmel, CA 93923


Guest capacity: Details available on request

Budget Range: Prices available on request

Key Selling Point: This exclusive nature resort has been around since the 1920s. It seamlessly blends old and new, with centuries-old redwoods, a well-protected lake, wildlife, horses, and a top-notch golf course. Plus, you’re unlikely to have gate crashers!

Santa Lucia Preserves offer 20,000 acres of private land covered in trees, horses, and golf courses. Start your married life by contemplating the height and wonder or Redwood trees that have lived more than a hundred years. Then have your reception in a barn that’s just as old.

Guest activities include glamping (glam-camping), horse riding, or hiking in the rich mountain air. It’s members-only though and is quite competitive and exclusive. So you have to join first, then sponsor your wedding guests.

13. Marry in a Mansion

Willow Heights Mansion Wedding Venues In California

Name: Willow Heights Mansion

Physical Address: 1978 Willow Springs Road Morgan Hill, CA 95037


Guest capacity: 300 guests

Budget Range: starts at $10,578 for 50 guests

Key Selling Point: Outside, you can exchange vows under a wooden pergola that faces the hills. Inside, enjoy the aesthetic sensibility of wealth, with crystal chandeliers, massive mirrors, wrought-iron railings, and marble fireplaces. And you can party till late!

It’s not always about the views. Sometimes you just want to bring your loved ones to a nice house and share happy memories. Willow Heights Mansion certainly achieves that. And if the weather is nice and guests don’t mind getting dirty, jump onto the grass form some bocce. Your wedding package includes a 7-hour session, including wedding planning, set-up, and clean-up.

Wedding Wonderland

It doesn’t have to be a beach wedding just because it’s in California. Far more important than sand and sea shots, your venue should have:

  • Adequate seating and shaded areas, in case the weather changes.
  • Separate changing rooms for the bride and groom.
  • Clean restrooms with facilities for kids, seniors, and differently-abled guests.
  • Secure and accessible parking areas.
  • Good acoustics, and permission to play music if the party goes past sunset.

Are you already married or currently scouting locations? Share some photos on the comments and tell us what makes that wedding venue in California special!

In the past, weddings were largely held in churches and other religious venues. But as culture has changed and the wedding industry has expanded, there’s a lot more variety in wedding locations. It could be a busy brunch at your favorite restaurant or a fancy-dress Vegas event.

Ideally, you want a space your guests can easily get to, just in case they’re wearing something borrowed for your nuptials. The budget is a big decider, and family values. Some couples prefer a quiet ceremony at home or their childhood school. Let’s explore top wedding venues in Arkansas.

1. Lofty Leanings

Loft 123 Wedding Venues In Arkansas

Wedding Venue Name: Loft 123

Physical Address: 1023 W. Seventh S Little Rock


Guest Capacity: 200 Guests

Budget Range: Venue rates start at $125 per hour up to $4,000 per day

Key Selling Point: You can choose from four rooms (copper, wood, street-side, or urban), each with a tailored package. Up to 200 wooden chairs are always available for free. So no matter how big your guest list, you don’t have to worry about something borrowed from the neighbors. Whether it’s extra chairs or additional cutlery.

Loft 1023 is a popular wedding venue because it offers a wide range of experience. You can pick the room that suits your chosen ambiance, or you could rent out more than one. The Copper Room is best for small gatherings of up to 100 guests, while the larger rooms can seat up to 200.

For ease and convenience, we’ll provide 200 foldable lumber seats for free. You can also order round or rectangular tables based on your wedding package. We have an in-house caterer if you’d like to use them. And while they do have a photography studio, come with a camera crew.

2. Mermaid’s Banquet

Mermaids Seafood Restaurant Wedding Venues In Arkansas

Wedding Venue Name: Mermaids Seafood Restaurant

Physical Address: 2217 N. College Ave. Fayetteville


Guest Capacity: 450 guests on-site

Budget Range: Catering starts at $16 per person

Key Selling Point: You can choose from 4 event rooms, whether you want an intimate dinner for a dozen or a group edging closer to 500.

People worry about seafood restaurants, but it’s a good place for a wedding. Mermaid’s Seafood Restaurant doesn’t offer bells and whistles – just food. Catering starts from $16 per head but can go up to $60. You can get different price ranges depending on which room you rent out.

Some rooms – like Atlantis – are better suited for a dancing wedding.  Alternatively, the Fireplace Room seats 65. The venue has space for a DJ or band, but they’re not provided. Food and seating are available, but you’ll have to arrange for flowers, décor, cake, and entertainment.

3. Flying Dragon Farms

The Chapel at Dragonfly Farms Wedding Venues In Arkansas

Wedding Venue Name: The Chapel at Dragonfly Farms

Physical Address: 3588 Broomfield Road, Dover, AR 72837


Guest Capacity: 150 Guests

Budget Range: $1,077 for 50 guests

Key Selling Point: It has both indoor and outdoor space, including a chapel for more traditional ceremonies.

Unlike some wedding venues, Dragonfly Farm offers full service. This means you get tables, chairs, dance floors, musical instruments, dressing areas, and parking slots. You need to bring a DJ and band, though they have to be gone by midnight. You can also bring booze and caterers.

Dragonfly Farm offers a soothing natural experience, with gorgeous landscapes, mountainous backgrounds, and well-kept gardens. Rates can start at $495 per person, and overnight stays are possible on request. You might even spot some deer as you walk out the chapel door.

4. Picture Perfect Paradise

Honey Brake Lodge Wedding Venues In Arkansas 2

Wedding Venue Name: Honey Brake Lodge

Physical Address: 1899 Larto Bridge Rd., Jonesville, LA 71343


Guest Capacity: 50 to 150 guests

Budget Range: $1,500 to $2,500 during low season

Key Selling Point: It’s ideal for a destination wedding, with indoor and outdoor spaces, a lake, and even a plane! Tell your guests to pack carefully. They’ll be far from home, so there’s no time to use something borrowed as their last-minute wedding accessory.

Honey Brake offers the full wedding experience ‘as seen in fairy tales’. You have lakeside arches fir your vows, ornate spiraling staircases, and lots of Kodak moments. They provide caterers, photographers, bartenders, and even a cake from a trusted list of preferred vendors.

On and around the big day, you and your guests can go boating, kayaking, ping pong, billiards, jet skis, fishing, or even shooting on ATVs. There’s a spa on-site, so the bridal party can get their beauty sleep and their beauty treatments too, including make-up and massage.

5. Wine and Wheels

The Rusty Tractor Vineyard Wedding Venues In Arkansas

Wedding Venue Name: The Rusty Tractor Vineyard

Physical Address: 10 Rusty Tractor Lane, Little Rock, AR


Guest Capacity: 250

Budget Range: Pricing is available on request

Key Selling Point: It provides both indoor and outdoor seating, and the bride has a private cabin where she can calm her nerves and prepare for the big day.

When you’re looking for something romantic but you don’t want to seem too classist, go to the Rusty Tractor Vineyard. You’ll get authentic winetasting and exceptional views … and you can exchange vows on a tractor if you want to. The bride and her entourage have a separate cottage.

The main ceremony happens in the Sun Room, though you can also access the Barrel Room and Lawn for a total of 250 guests. The Barrel Room seats up to 40 people indoors, with another 20 on the patio. Your guests can experience a tractor tour of the vineyard and winery. You may need protective clothing for your ‘something borrowed’, especially if you plan to give it back.

6. Southern Elegance

Southern Elegance Wedding Venues In Arkansas

Wedding Venue Name: Alda’s Magnolia Hill

Physical Address: 5110 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock


Guest Capacity: Available by email request

Budget Range: Available by email request

Key Selling Point: This full-service wedding venue provides all the hallmarks of southern hospitality. And they have horses too!

Magnolia Hill is a historic venue that offers a vintage experience. Depending on your preferences, the wedding can have fireworks, horses, a carriage, or portable stained windows. Your wedding photos could include lakeside shots in the boat or dancing under the stars.

To use their photographer, it’s $150 for two hours. From swans to pick-up trucks, Magnolia Hills will ensure your wedding day is memorable in all the right ways. They’ll even do a dove-release! And the groom gets a flat-screen and pool table to keep him out of trouble.

7. Barn in Up!

The Wedding Barn Wedding Venues In Arkansas

Wedding Venue Name: The Wedding Barn

Physical Address: 317 Little Red Mountain Road, Pangburn, AR


Guest Capacity: 10 to 15 in the micro-chapel, but up to 350 elsewhere on the grounds

Budget Range: Pricing available on request

Key Selling Point: The estate has indoor and outdoor venues so you could have a private ceremony for a handful of guests or host a massive affair in the stables.

A barn seems like a good cost-saving idea for a country wedding. But in today’s wedding industry, it can set you back a bit. The Wedding Barn has a selection of venues, from its jacuzzi-filled guest house to its 250-person stable. The venue works best for sunset weddings.

This way you enjoy gorgeous twilight hues that bleed into an evening of dining and dancing, especially if your evening dress is something borrowed that will sparkle in the starlight. There are balconies 30-feet high so guests can comfortably watch the First Dance. They’re also great entertaining spaces, especially if you hire a live band. The acoustics are quite helpful.

8. Overlook the Ozarks

Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks Wedding Venues In Arkansas

Wedding Venue Name: Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks

Physical Address: 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville, Arkansas


Guest Capacity: Details available on request.

Budget Range: Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for kids, with special pricing for weddings. Kids under age 4 get in for free.

Key Selling Point: It has multiple garden venues and you can set up educational excursions for your wedding guests.

If you and your spouse-to-be love nature, the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks are the perfect venue. Forget the florist – your wedding will have flowers in every available spot, growing right out of the ground! The venue has a dozen themed gardens and even a butterfly farmhouse.

The venue holds nature festivals and horticultural seminars, so you can build one around your wedding too.  It’s a good site for Wiccan weddings or mid-summer ceremonies with a costumed fae theme. Generally, if the weather is good, this is a perfect outdoor wedding venue. And instead of going with something borrowed, buy fairy wings from the gift shop for less than $8!

9. Keep it Chill

Cold Springs Wedding Venues In Arkansas

Wedding Venue Name: Cold Springs

Physical Address: Cold Springs, 9578 Kanis Road, Paron, Ar, 72122


Guest Capacity: 350+

Budget Range: From $5,900 to $6,900

Key Selling Point: It can accommodate large groups, with wide bus access right to the door. There’s cell reception inside the chapel as well, so don’t forget to switch those phones off!

Winter weddings aren’t anyone’s idea of fun. Kids love the snowball fights and snow angels, but their parents are less sanguine about damaging expensive wedding clothes. Luckily, Cold Springs offers you a climate-controlled chapel, no matter what the weather is like outside.

It has indoor and outdoor space, and your wedding package includes a sound system and a stage that can be heated or cooled as needed, so you won’t need to hijack your groom’s jacket or throw on something borrowed for warmth. You’ll get over 200 chairs and a 6-foot chandelier too!

10. Bring in the Sage

Osage House Wedding Venues In Arkansas

Wedding Venue Name: Osage House

Physical Address: 243 Pace Lane, Cave Springs


Guest Capacity: 900+

Budget Range: Prices available on request.

Key Selling Point: It provides both indoor and outdoor space, including a chapel, reception grounds, and dressing rooms for both the groom and bride.

However many guests you have, it’s unlikely they’ll all show up at the same time. That said, the Osage House Chapel seats 300 and the reception hall can seat another 400. So make sure you have someone firm and competent handling crowd control and double-check your RSVPs.

The contemporary architecture sits of 50 acres of scenic grounds. There’s plenty of space, but you have to bring a catering crew. The massive windows and huge skylights keep the ceremony well illuminated. The lawns are great for pictures, so if you’re wearing something borrowed – especially if they don’t know you have it – make sure its owner isn’t near you in the photo frame!

11. Unmatched Perspective

A View to Remember Wedding Venues In Arkansas

Wedding Venue Name: A View to Remember

Physical Address: 3844 Highway 88 West, Oden, AR 71961


Guest Capacity: 200 Guests

Budget Range: Starts at $1,000 for the reception only.

Key Selling Point: There are wide open skies and lush lawns, but there’s also a barn made from reclaimed wood, just in case it rains.

The view isn’t the only thing you’ll remember. While these wedding seats offer untainted horizons, the venue has some tough wedding rules. No music past 10 pm, and you can only serve beer and wine. But only if you bring a licensed caterer and bartender. And no smoking.

The site will provide regular chairs and parking slots, but you have to pay extra for cutlery, crockery, or ceremonial chairs for the couple. The venue will provide a coordinator to help you manage things on your big day, and they have to pre-approve any venue decorations you set up.

12. Place your Wedding Bets

Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland Wedding Venues In Arkansas

Wedding Venue Name: Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland

Physical Address: 109 Cherokee Blvd, Roland, OK 74954


Guest Capacity: 350 Guests

Budget Range: Starts at $1,000 for the reception only.

Key Selling Point: There are five event spaces with indoor and outdoor access. And, of course, there’s a casino.

How lucky (and cheeky) do you and your bride feel? Because it takes a special couple to elope in Vegas, but it takes an even more exceptional pair to let their in-laws loose at the slots. Just make sure you don’t have any cash they can bum off you – that’s something borrowed you’ll never get back! Cherokee Casino provides accommodation, a pool, and standard restaurant amenities.

For the wedding, you’ll get catering, dinnerware, a coordinating assistant, and audio-visual equipment. Bar service is optional, starting at $5 per head. You can also host stag and hen nights at the venue, plus bridal showers and engagement events. They clean up after you too!

13. Set in Stone

Wedding Venue Name: Stone Chapel

Physical Address: 2228 W. Bowen Boulevard, Fayetteville, AR 72703


Guest Capacity: 250 Guests

Budget Range: From $5,800 to $7,200 depending on the day.

Key Selling Point: The traditional stone chapel gives your wedding a grandiose old-school ambiance. Great photographic backdrops too!

At your wedding, you’re supposed to wear ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue’. It’s for good luck. But if you get married at the Stone Chapel, your ‘something old’ is sorted. The package includes bridal photos and engagement shoots.

The antique chapel doors and stained glass windows make great photo framing for the bridal party. It’s not cold or clammy despite being old, because it’s full of contemporary sound systems and climate-control technology. It only hosts one bride a day though, so book early!

Nurture your Nuptials!

It’s the most important day in your life – and hopefully, you’ll only have to do it once! So make your wedding day count by choosing the right venue for your Arkansas wedding. It must have:

  • Convenient access and parking – not everyone can fly to your destination wedding.
  • Sheltered sections in case the weather turns nasty.
  • Adequate restrooms for all your guests, especially kids, seniors, or the differently-abled.
  • Various food and drink sections to meet all your guests’ dietary needs.
  • A secure safe for valuable gifts.

So where did you end up hosting your wedding? Share your best photos in the comments!